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  • Teen pleads guilty to mugging of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's teen son

    CHICAGO — A teen has pleaded guilty to charges linked to the December mugging of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's teenage son near the family's home.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois defends $10K New York City trip with staff

    CHICAGO — An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than $10, ...
    March 9, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Chicago police: Female relative cut baby's throat with circular saw

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 9-month-old girl is dead after a relative cut her throat with a power saw.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Parody Twitter account lands Peoria man who spoofed mayor in federal court

    PEORIA — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case brought by a man whose home was raided by police after he created a fake Twitter acc ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Belleville seeks to recover money linked to fraud case

    BELLEVILLE – Belleville and several other Illinois cities are trying to recover money lost in allegedly fraudulent investments linked to a Florida bus ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • U of I to oppose elimination of employee tuition waivers

    SPRINGFIELD – University of Illinois officials said they will oppose a plan in the Legislature to abolish the 50 percent tuition waivers offered to ch ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois joins high court case favoring same-sex marriage

    CHICAGO – Illinois has joined a group of states filing arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution requires approval of same-sex marri ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Florida man arrested at Chicago airport for gun in suitcase

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago said a Florida man has been arrested for having a loaded gun in his briefcase at Midway International Airport.
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Supermajority fissures may be on full display this session

    SPRINGFIELD – On paper, the number of Democrats in Illinois’ General Assembly looks formidable, holding “supermajorities” in both chambers that would ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Report: 1 in 10 state employees tops $100K pay

    CHICAGO – One in every 10 Illinois state employees earned more than $100,000 last year with more than 100 workers doubling their pay with overtime or ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • With basketball out, U of Illinois arena work ramps up

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Within minutes of the buzzer at the University of Illinois' basketball game Wednesday decorative banners in the State Farm Cent ...
    March 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • State Police: No more paper applications for FOID cards

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police is phasing out paper applications for firearm owner identification cards.
    March 7, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • 2 oil cars still burning at Illinois derailment site

    GALENA – Two rail cars remain on fire at the site where an oil train derailed this week in western Illinois. But authorities say they did not have to ...
    March 7, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Illinois Tollway warns of email phishing scam

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Tollway officials say no customer accounts were compromised in a recent scam involving fake emails.
    March 7, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Distracted drivers could get prison time for fatal crashes

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Fatal crashes caused by illegal cellphone use should carry penalties similar to those imposed on drunk drivers who kill, a suburba ...
    March 7, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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